At Chewy, our mission is to be the most trusted and convenient destination for pet parents and partners, everywhere.
Boston, MA

Senior Software Engineer, Java - Pet Health at Chewy (Greater Boston Area, MA)

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Our Team 

Chewy’s Pet Health team is on a mission to build innovative solutions for our customers and partner veterinarians. At Chewy, we build data driven solutions to bring veterinarians and pet parents together on a single platform. For veterinarians, we bring best-in-class practice management software, Rhapsody.  Rhapsody has industry leading veterinary vocabulary, mobile workflow, and scalability for corporate groups of all sizes, as well as best in class analytics solutions to unlock full potential of the practice. For pet parents, we bring a best-in-class mobile app, Boop. Boop is a membership-based experience to deeply engage with their veterinarians. Through Boop, pet parents have seamless access to book appointments, manage pets' medical records, sign-up for Chewy’s wellness/insurance programs, and ultimately build a rich, long-term sustainable relationship with their veterinarians. Chewy’s Pet Health is industry first by combining pet parents and veterinarians onto a single platform, serving the entire industry with best-in-class software. Join our growing team and help us transform the pet industry! 


Your Role 

As a Software Engineer on the Pet Health development team, you will build a robust, resilient, and scalable platform. You will own major components of a platform and lead the design and build of production-ready code enforcing CI/CD processes to ensure speed and quality. You will collaborate with product owners to design architecture based on product requirements, breaking features into small work units and leading end-to-end feature development. 


  • Design, build, deploy and scale major platform components and microservices
  • Adhere to enterprise design and coding standards
  • Build a culture of innovation through rapid prototyping and continuous delivery to production
  • Actively participate in scrum ceremonies such as grooming, planning, demos and retros
  • Guide and mentor junior engineers to deliver the best quality code through design and code reviews

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 4+ years of programming experience with Java
  • Proven experience working with Spring/Spring Boot/Spring Data ecosystem
  • Proven experience working with modern SQL/NoSQL databases
  • Solid understanding of algorithms and data structures
  • Proven experience contributing to development of high-performance systems
  • Ability to think independently and participate in breaking down product requirements into well-defined small tasks
  • Bachelor's degree (Computer Science or similar technical field of study preferred), or equivalent work experience


  • Experience in frontend technologies such as React, Angular or TypeScript
  • Working with GCP and/or AWS
  • Experience working with Kubernetes
  • Experience working with Node.js
  • Experience working with data processing pipelines
  • Experience developing software for the medical industry
  • Working with distributed teams in different timezones

Chewy is committed to equal opportunity. We value and embrace diversity and inclusion of all Team Members. If you have a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act or similar law, and you need an accommodation during the application process or to perform these job requirements, or if you need a religious accommodation, please contact [email protected].

If you have a question regarding your application, please contact [email protected].

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What are Chewy Perks + Benefits

Chewy Benefits Overview

We offer competitive salaries and 401k, unlimited time off, comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits, in addition to wellness programs, online communities, and resources for improved physical and mental health... enabling you to be your best self - in and outside of work. With mentorship programs, employee resource groups, cross-functional job trainings, events, and customized development tracks for advancement, we're proud to help develop and promote our team members from within.

True to our business, we're pet-friendly and have fun pet-related perks like Paw-ternity leave for new pup parents and Chewy employee discounts. We offer countless volunteer opportunities, recreational club teams, company outings, happy hours, and team events to enable you to bond with fellow Chewtopians and have some fun!

Volunteer in local community
Partners with nonprofits
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
We're currently 100% remote due to caution and care for the health & well-being of our team. Post-pandemic, we plan to operate in a combination of onsite and remote, with logistics still being defined
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Highly diverse management team
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
We offer a commuter transit, parking, and dependent care FSA.
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Pet insurance
Wellness programs
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
Company equity
Performance bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Childcare benefits
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited vacation policy
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
Free snacks and drinks
Some meals provided
Company-sponsored happy hours
Pet friendly
Recreational clubs
Chewy sponsors office sports leagues year-round.
Relocation assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job training & conferences
Lunch and learns
Cross-functional lunch and learns.
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

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